A 19th Century French verge alarm in a silver gilt open face case. Full plate gilt fusee movement. Finely pierced and engraved bridge cock with steel coqueret, plain three arm gilt balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Silver regulator dial with blue steel indicator. Alarm train with small resting barrel, single polished steel hammer striking a bell. Winding through the white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, three blue steel hands. Engine turned silver open face case with engine turned middle, flat crown to allow the alarm to be set. Opening the back cover reveals the engraved and pierced inner dome to allow the bell to be heard clearly.